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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Now Accepting Applications for Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program


Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and local governments for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program.

Grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and community revitalization. The grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund. Almost $2.2 million has been set aside for this program.

Two categories of grants – construction and planning – are available for historic resources in Pennsylvania listed, or eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants may apply for only one type of grant.

Construction grants are available for rehabilitation, preservation and restoration activities for historic resources that are publicly accessible and under nonprofit or local government ownership. Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants are available between $5,000 and $100,000 and require a 50/50 cash match.

Project grants are available for planning and development initiatives that enhance historic preservation in communities. Project grant applications may include municipal planning initiatives focusing on historic resources or may be used to meet building - or project - specific planning goals. Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grants are available between $5,000 and $25,000 and require a 50/50 cash match.

PHMC will host two webinars about the Keystone Grant program guidelines and application process. Prospective applicants can register for either webinar or both.

The first webinar focusing on construction grants is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Prospective construction grant applicants are invited to register here.

A second webinar focusing on project grants is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021 also at 10:00 AM.  Prospective project grants applicants are invited to register here.

Applications are due March 1, 2021.  Grants will be awarded through a competitive selection process and are contingent on the availability of funds.

Please note that all PHMC grant applications are now submitted on the Commonwealth’s Single Application for Assistance system. The PHMC website has eligibility information and grant guidelines.

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Learn more by visiting PHMC online or following us on FacebookTwitterInstagram or LinkedIn.

Media Contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

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